- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Thick fog is likely to blame for multiple vehicle crashes that involved about 30 cars on a Central California highway.

The Hanford Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1yDfc55 ) that Kings County Fire Department Battalion Chief Rick Smith says no one was seriously injured. The pile ups started about 7:45 a.m. Tuesday. But started the crashes remains under investigation.

Hanford is located about 30 miles southeast of Fresno, California.

California Highway Patrol reports eastbound lanes near 13th and 14th avenues were closed for several hours. They have since reopened.

Zero visibility was reported along highways 198, 41 and 43 Tuesday morning, likely contributing to the crashes. WeatherAg Meteorologist Scott Borgioli says dense night and morning fog could remain in the valley through at least Thursday.

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Information from: The Hanford Sentinel, http://www.hanfordsentinel.com.

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